ABIT BP6 Dual Socket370 Motherboard - Page 3

Installation is simple and straight forward. First, we throw in two Celeron 366 Mhz processors with a production date of 03/13/99.

Two Celeron 366Mhz processors

Default heatsink looks impressive, but virtually useless for overclocking

Mounting the processors on top of the BP6 is piece of cake with the ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) socket. Just put the silicon on top of the socket and press the lever down to secure the chip.

ZIF Sockets

From here, we can see the ZIF sockets and the levers. Littered around the sockets are numerous 1500F, 6.3V capacitors. I always have this temptation to shake the capacitors a bit to test their sturdiness, and yes, the BP6 passed my 'Sturdiness Test'.

Celerons with default heatsinks

Alright, after mounting the Celerons, the next task is to mount the heatsinks on them. Now, snapping the heatsinks on top of the processors are easy, but getting them out is difficult. Once snapped on, you need to use a screwdriver to ply them out if you ever need to do that. Tough job, so do it right the first time.

Thermistor in the center

Let us take a look at the thermistor found in the center of the socket. The BP6 features 3 thermistors for temperatures readings of the two CPUs as well as ambient casing temperature.

Temperature readings from the thermistors. Yikes, 60 deg C!


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